Peter the Great: His Life and World
ISBN: 0345298063
EAN13: 9780345298065
Language: English
Pages: 928
Dimensions: 2.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
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From the Modern Library's new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Robert K. Massie--also available are Nicholas and Alexandra and The Romanovs Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned co-tsar at the age of ten. The acclaimed author of Catherine the Great, Robert K. Massie delves deep into the life of this captivating historical figure, chronicling the pivotal events that shaped a boy into a legend--including his incognito travels in Europe, his unquenchable curiosity about Western ways, his obsession with the sea and establishment of the stupendous Russian navy, his creation of an unbeatable army, his transformation of Russia, and his relationships with those he loved most: Catherine, the robust yet gentle peasant, his loving mistress, wife, and successor; and Menshikov, the charming, bold, unscrupulous prince who rose to wealth and power through Peter's friendship. Impetuous and stubborn, generous and cruel, tender and unforgiving, a man of enormous energy and complexity, Peter the Great is brought fully to life. The Modern Library of the World's Best Books Peter the Great Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Enthralling . . . as fascinating as any novel and more so than most. -- The New York Times Book Review Nicholas and Alexandra A magnificent and intimate picture . . . Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible. --Harper's The Romanovs Riveting . . . unfolds like a detective story. --Los Angeles Times Book Review
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From the front Cover Enthralling . . . As fascinating as any novel and more so than most. The New York Times Book Review The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Bestseller by the author of DREADNOUGHT. Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, one of the most extraordinary rulers in history. Impetuous and stubborn, generous and cruel, tender and unforgiving, a man of enormous energy and complexity, Peter the Great is brought fully to life in this exceptional biography.

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